This month’s Guest Star Aditi Sen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at Queen’s University, Canada. When she isn’t working or watching horror films, she likes to collect Bollywood cakes. ~~~ In 1830, Colonel William Sleeman reported that a fakir and his young son were […]
Ticklish Business podcast talks with film historian Fritzi Kramer, aka @MoviesSilently on Twitter, about silent film!
“Inevitably, a list like this can only scratch the surface of an art form unparalleled in its elasticity and capacity for wonder. And yet the sequences included here, listed chronologically, speak as much for the evolution of animation as a medium as they do for themselves. The creators […]
At Criterion, Steven Ryfle writes about director Ishiro Honda and Godzilla. “Ishiro Honda gathered his crew and gave them an ultimatum. He was about to put his career at risk, and he would only work with those who approached his current project—a movie about a radiation-spewing prehistoric reptile […]
“When I met Ann Carter in 2007 during the filming of a documentary about Hollywood producer Val Lewton, she was seventy years old, more than six decades removed from her starring role in Lewton’s The Curse of the Cat People. The experience was beyond my dreams: meeting a […]
At Criterion, Kim Morgan writes about Jean Arthur. “Arthur plays drunk to perfection [in Mr. Smith Goes To Washington]. The entire scene is brilliantly executed, performed with flawless comic timing, by both actors. She’s got to be comical while not being so ridiculous that the moment is simply […]